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Take A Test Ride – What To Consider

Words by The Electric Bike Shop

on 14/07/2021 13:52:21

Taking your prospective new bike out for a spin is a key part of reaching the right decision: you can read all the specification sheets and reviews, but ultimately it’s how it feels to you that matters most.

We encourage test riding at all our stores. To be honest, once someone’s had a go they almost never want to give the bike back! If you’re heading in for a visit, there are a few things to consider, and a couple of items you should bring with you:

  • Think about what you’re looking for in an electric bike. What sort of riding do you want to do? Don’t worry if you’re not 100% sure, we can talk you through all the options. Our staff will pick out a selection of bikes based on your budget and planned use.

  • If you’re looking for a specific bike, call ahead. Sadly, we can’t keep an example of every model in every size ready to go all the time! To avoid disappointment, be sure to have a chat with us beforehand so we can give you the best experience when you arrive. You can find contact details for each store here.

  • Bring along photo ID, and proof of address plus a credit card or debit card which we will ‘swipe’ for security. We need to know who is taking our brand new bike out into the world, after all!

  • Before you take the bike out, we will ask you to sign a disclaimer for insurance purposes and to also wear a helmet. Once you’re out and about, please ride responsibly and in accordance with the highway code and remember that we are not able to control the environment outside the shop.

  • Most of our customers find that a 10-15 minute spin is enough to get to grips with the equipment on the bike and the riding position. Please remember that – even if you’re testing an eMTB – unfortunately, we cannot allow test rides to head off-road.

  • On your return, our staff will talk through how the ride went if you need to head out again or try an alternative bike, that’s no problem.

Test riding is a great way to whittle down the options and together we’ll find the perfect electric bike for you.

If you’d like to start the process and dig into the different types of bike available please browse our website or just give us a call you can find contact details for each store here.

Pictured are Alex and Martin about to head off from our Bristol store.

Bristol test rides Alex and Martin

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